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Old 06-24-2012, 01:40 AM   #1
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Default Diesel trucks trying to smoke me legal in AZ?

I'm a big fan of diesel trucks, and am even looking for a cummins myself now, but some people need to grow up.

I was on glendale ave heading towards luke afb, before the 101 heading west.

I was in the middle lane at a light in front of westgate, and an older chevy truck was behind me with some douche 30 years old or so driving.

Green light came and I was driving away from the light. I'm very alert when I drive about all cars around me. The guy behind me sped up, got in the left lane and a ton of black smoke was coming out the right exhaust pipe while flooring it. He was trying to smoke me out. I quickly got into second gear and took off before he got close. But unfortunately I come up to another red light. He's in the left lane and is ready to just punch it off the line. I think oh no, and do what my STi does best, get off the line.

He floors it as soon as the light turns green trying to get smoke over me and on me. I was out of the area very quickly and got in the left lane.

Another light and he's behind me, I quickly put a "no no no" wave of the finger like, not me man i'm not trying to play, I lost my foot in iraq don't harass me, "bro."

He ends up passing me later down Glendale, and getting in front of me and keeps slowing down, and gassing it to dump a bunch of smoke, and repeating over and over. By the time I end up getting to the smoke it clears up because I was driving slow. So he never ended up smoking me, but if I was in a slow car he would've dusted me all over.

If I called Glendale PD or something next time is this even an offense? This to me seems borderline assault. And I would be pissed if I was walking around and someone did that to me.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:14 AM   #2
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Jeezus, what an asshat.
I'm curious to learn what the legalities end up being. It'd be nice if there were ramifications, but my cynical kind doubts it.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:24 PM   #3
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I've had guys do that to me while I'm on my road bike. I had to pull over once because my eyes and throat burned so badly.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:44 PM   #4
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:14 PM   #5
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I'm sure you could press charges for harassment or something. Wreckless driving or something like that.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:42 PM   #6
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most he will get is a waste of resoures ticket...

unless there is real road rage.(weapons, or hitting of cars) cops dont do much.

wont get in to story but i have lost faith in cops a lot lately.. sad day.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:01 PM   #7
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Take your cell phone out next time and video the asshat. This stops them everytime.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:55 PM   #8
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I have a friends who is a big diesel guy and he talks about smoking people out all the time and I ask him why its fun and he can never explain why.

I love diesel trucks but dont see the humor in dumping smoke all over someone.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:57 PM   #9
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Big ass truck, itty bitty penis.

reminds me of this picture


You can report a gross polluter to the DMV, he will have to deal with the emissions police but thats about it. Depending on how you feel you can call the cops anonymously and say he pointed what "looked" like a gun at you.

He will get stopped felony style and have his truck tossed while they look for the weapon
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:00 PM   #10
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Im trying to think of what could be charged for doing that and I'm having a hard time thinking it up. Assault might fly but that would definitely have to be written up and sent to the city/county prosecutor. There may be some sort of road rage harassment law that I dot know of that would work.

As it sits now you have nothing unless you video taped it or had an independent witness.

Unfortunately sometimes the guy is being a real Ahole but hasn't actually committed a crime.
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:13 PM   #11
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Smog tampering?
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:35 PM   #12
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Lets not be starting to report people for emissions. that's a glass house i don't want you start throwing stones from.
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:40 PM   #13
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Lets not be starting to report people for emissions. that's a glass house i don't want you start throwing stones from.
I understand 100% and I also own a lifted truck. I think its more of if you are out harassing someone like that. I think the police should return the favor. Dig it up find something to write a ticket for.

Its one thing if you are just driving down the road. Its another if you seek to harass someone.

California the CHP would have just impounded the truck.
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:25 PM   #14
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He could probably be cited for waste of finite resources...just guessing though.
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:42 PM   #15
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I'm going to start hooking up my GoPro camera on every drive now.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:37 PM   #16
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I have been attentive to the douches in bro trucks since I moved here. I stay to the non tailpipe side intentionally since I expect such disregard from them.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:30 AM   #17
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Once had a bro in a huge lifted Ram truck try to race me for 5 miles along warner one night, he just kept getting right next to me and flooring it, then slowing down and doing it again, and again, finally he gave up
I don't think i've ever seen someone with a smaller penis before
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:49 AM   #18
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Once had a bro in a huge lifted Ram truck try to race me for 5 miles along warner one night, he just kept getting right next to me and flooring it, then slowing down and doing it again, and again, finally he gave up
I don't think i've ever seen someone with a smaller penis than mine before
Cool story bro.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:24 AM   #19
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Once had a bro in a huge lifted Ram truck try to race me for 5 miles along warner one night, he just kept getting right next to me and flooring it, then slowing down and doing it again, and again, finally he gave up
I don't think i've ever seen someone with a smaller penis before
Do you routinely survey penises?
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:11 AM   #20
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Do you routinely survey penises?
He compared it to his own. Hence, smaller.

I haven't encountered a douche that's tried to smoke me out. I haven't encountered lots f douchebags at all now that I think about it. In really fortunate.
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:15 PM   #21
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I usually just slow down alot and let em roll, obviously if they think their lifted pickup truck is fast as hell then they also are probably stupid enough to drive recklessly to prove it. What do you have to gain by showing them up in the sti? If I were you I'd just let him wreck it on his own one day.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:03 PM   #22
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Seriously, what is with the increase in this douchey behavior lately? I had this happen to me several times last week. Twice on the same day at different times, maybe half an our apart, by the SAME truck. On my way to the store, window open smoking a cigarette, and this dude literally gets on my drivers side slows down to pace me, then floors it filling my car with smoke. I'm obviously not going to complain about health hazards since I was smoking, but still....Get done with my shopping and I'm pulling out of the parking lot, look in my rear view mirror and there he is behind me, inching up slowly until right on the back of my bumper while I'm waiting to make a left hand turn out. I get a break in traffic and pull out, he right on my ass the whole time. I speed up to merge and he floors it again, spewing black smoke all over the place, in the turn lane no less, and passed me on the left before getting in front of me.

Now, here's the thing, as I'm following him I notice he pulls into my neighborhood and he literally turns into a house that is about 10 houses down from mine. As I continue on my way down the street, the only thing going through my mind is a form of non-violent, but similarly douchey retaliation. I'm normally not a vindictive person, but jesus christ did I have horrible thoughts for the next 10 minutes.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:38 PM   #23
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i would suggest installing one of these:
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:48 PM   #24
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I usually just slow down alot and let em roll, obviously if they think their lifted pickup truck is fast as hell then they also are probably stupid enough to drive recklessly to prove it. What do you have to gain by showing them up in the sti? If I were you I'd just let him wreck it on his own one day.
Well I tried to slow down, but he kept slowing down and flogging the gas to dump more smoke, then slowing down again and doing the same thing.

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Seriously, what is with the increase in this douchey behavior lately? I had this happen to me several times last week. Twice on the same day at different times, maybe half an our apart, by the SAME truck. On my way to the store, window open smoking a cigarette, and this dude literally gets on my drivers side slows down to pace me, then floors it filling my car with smoke. I'm obviously not going to complain about health hazards since I was smoking, but still....Get done with my shopping and I'm pulling out of the parking lot, look in my rear view mirror and there he is behind me, inching up slowly until right on the back of my bumper while I'm waiting to make a left hand turn out. I get a break in traffic and pull out, he right on my ass the whole time. I speed up to merge and he floors it again, spewing black smoke all over the place, in the turn lane no less, and passed me on the left before getting in front of me.

Now, here's the thing, as I'm following him I notice he pulls into my neighborhood and he literally turns into a house that is about 10 houses down from mine. As I continue on my way down the street, the only thing going through my mind is a form of non-violent, but similarly douchey retaliation. I'm normally not a vindictive person, but jesus christ did I have horrible thoughts for the next 10 minutes.
In the just shy of two years I've been living in Arizona, I have never had a problem like this, usually people are a lot nicer out here than in the bay area! I dunno why some douche brotato's think it's really funny or something, but it's not, and i'm definitely calling the cops next time to get a felony stop on the next dickhead that tries this.
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i would suggest installing one of these:
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That. Is. Awesome.

Plus, living in AZ, you've got a built-in alibi, "Flamethrower? What flamethrower? It's just the summer heat reflecting off the blacktop. It's a dry heat, you know..."
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